Most well known for its lines of internal parts—cases, cooling units, power supplies and such—ThermalTake also has a few other lines, including its external storage enclosures and docks. The Blacx Duet Docking Station is one such product. It features dual SATA bays into which the user can drop a hard or solid state drive of any dimension and connect it to a computer via either USB or eSATA. ThinkComputers has the review.
Special thanks to Thermaltake for providing us with the BlacX Duet Hard Drive Docking Station to review
Features & Specifications
- Read & Write 2 Hard Drives simultaneously
- Supports All 2.5” & 3.5” SATA Hard Drives up to 2TB (per slot)
- Hot-Swap Capability for Rapid Multi HDDs Access & Exchange
- Supports eSATA Transfer Speed up to 3.0 Gbps
- Supports USB 2.0 Transfer Speed up to 480 Mbps
- Windows & Mac OS Compatible
- Rapid Data Access & Exchange w/ Single eSATA or USB Cable Connection
- Open docking station design maximizes heat dissipation
- RoHS Compliance
- SSG (Solid State Grip) Technology: Anti-Slippery Grasp Base
- Windows 7 Ready !!
|Transfer Rate||eSATA: up to 3Gbps
USB 2.0: up to 480Mbps
|HDD Compatible||SATA I
|HDD Capacity||All 2.5” or 3.5” SATA HDD up to 2TB (per slot)|
|OS Compatible||Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2003 / 2000
Mac 10.3 and later
|Power||Input: 100-240V / 50-60Hz ; Output: 12V / 2A|
|Dimension||140 (W) 120.82 (D) x 69.49 (H) mm
5.51 (W) x 4.76 (D) x 2.74 (H) in
USB 2.0 Cable
The exterior front of the Blacx Duet’s black box shows a picture of the Duet with a pair of hard drives installed. “Two times the convenience,” says the label, giving a due nod to the original, single-slot Blacx. The box also prominently displays the ability to use both USB and eSATA.
The exterior shows all of the features and specifications listed above, plus the same picture which is one the front.
The Blacx Duet comes with the unit, USB cable, eSATA cable, a power cable, and some documentation. No driver is required—every modern OS has USB mass storage or SATA support.